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My Reemployment Plan Program

The Kansas Legislature passed HB 2196, and revised in HB 2703, the implementation of the My Reemployment Plan (MRP) program. With few exceptions, any claimant who receives three (3) weeks of unemployment payments is automatically a part of MRP. Once you are eligible for MRP, you will receive an email or letter via USPS with instructions on the steps you need to take in order to remain eligible for UI benefits.

MRP claimants are required to complete the following items within fourteen (14) days of being notified of MRP eligibility:

  1. Create or upload your resume in KANSASWORKS.com. The resume must be published so employers can find you.
  2. Complete the Job Search Plan, which can be found in your KANSASWORKS.com account.  

All claimants have a KANSASWORKS.com account created upon filing an initial claim. If you forgot your username or password, try the retrieval methods available here.

If you do not complete these items, KANSASWORKS is required to report that information to the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL). KDOL is then required to deny UI benefits. When you complete the required pieces, KANSASWORKS will report that information to KDOL and will make a re-determination.

Claimants that fall under the following categories are exempt from MRP:

  • Current participants in the Shared Work program
  • Current participants in the Trade Adjustment Assistance/Trade Readjustment Assistance (TAA/TRA) program
  • Claimants on a temporary layoff with a return-to-work date. However, these claimants will only be exempted from MRP the first 8 consecutive weeks of benefits.  
  • Claimants currently employed
  • Current participants in Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA)
  • Claimants that are active members in good standing of a placement union
  • Claimants engaged in an approved training program

Any questions regarding this program should be directed to KANSASWORKS.com Live Chat. For additional support, contact your local Workforce Center.

Complete your My Reemployment Job Search Plan Form

Job Search Plan Online Form – English

Complete the Job Search Plan Form after you receive your email or letter notification.

Formulario En Línea Del Plan De Búsqueda De Empleo- Español

Complete el formulario del plan de búsqueda de empleo después de recibir su notificación por correo electrónico o carta

FAQs
Q: I’m not sure if I am supposed to be in this new plan. I didn’t receive an email about the program.

A: When you are eligible for the My Reemployment Plan program, you will receive an email with instructions and the link to the online Job Search Plan form. Please check your Spam/Junk folder, as well. Please do not submit your Job Search Plan until you receive a notification to do so. In the meantime, if you would like job-search assistance, please visit www.kansasworks.com/contact for the Workforce Center nearest you, or call 877-509-6757 to be connected to your closest Workforce Center.

Q: I received an email from [email protected] and was trying to build and upload a resume, but I can’t remember my password.

A: Go to KANSASWORKS.com. Select Contact Us to find contact information for your local Workforce Center for assistance, or click Chat Now for be connected to a Digital Assistant. Live Chat is available during business hours.

Q. I don’t know if I have an account on KANSASWORKS.com.

A. If you filed a UI claim in Kansas, it is likely that you have a KANSASWORKS.com account. It is important that when you are creating or updating your account, that you enter your SSN. This will allow for KANSASWORKS.com and KDOL track your My Reemployment Plan compliance. If the system alerts you that you already have an account, please go back to home page and click Forgot Username and enter your email address. You can also contact us via Live Chat on KANSASWORKS.com.

Q. I forgot my username.

A. From the home page on KANSASWORKS.com use the Forgot Username function or utilize KANSASWORKS.com Live Chat function.

Q. I forgot my password.

A. From the home page on KANSASWORKS.com use the Forgot Password function or contact us via Live Chat or call us at 877-509-6757 to obtain a reset code.

Q: Why do I have to complete this My Reemployment (MRP) process?

A: The Kansas Legislature recently passed HB 2196, which includes the implementation of the My Reemployment Plan (MRP) program. With few exceptions, any claimant who receives three (3) consecutive weeks of unemployment payments is automatically a part of MRP. Once you are eligible for MRP, you will receive an email or letter via USPS with instructions on the steps you need to take in order to remain eligible for UI benefits.

If you do not complete these items, KANSASWORKS is required to report that information to the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL). KDOL is then required to deny UI benefits.

Q. How do I upload a resume to my KANSASWORKS.com Account?

A. Log into your account and click My Resumes. Complete the New Resume page, filling out all the required fields. Then click Select File to Upload and choose your resume file. Be sure to click through pages until you see the Publish button. Click Publish. Your resume is now active.

Q. I do not have a resume! How do I create a resume on KANSASWORKS.com?

A. KANSASWORKS.com has a resume builder! Click on Create Resume and complete all the sections. Be sure and click Publish to activate your resume. Need help with creating a resume? Visit https://www.ajla.net/joblink/QSG/create_resume/index.html

Q. How to complete/where can I find the My Reemployment Plan Job Search form?

A. Visit https://www.kansascommerce.gov/mrp , scroll to Job Search Plan Online Form-English to complete and submit the form online.

Q. How do I complete the Skills Matcher/ ONET Interest Profiler section?

A. Go to https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip and follow the directions. After completing the ONET Interest Profiler, enter your top three (s) job zones, then choose your preparation level and choose your top three (3) careers from the list provided. Enter your results into the Job Search Plan form.

Q: I am returning to work soon; do I need to complete this form?

A: If you have a start date within the next four (4) weeks, you can be waived from participation. Please submit the Job Search plan online form with your name, email and the requested employment information, which includes: Employer name, Job Title and Start Date. Sign the form and click Submit.

Q: I am a part of a placement union/union hiring hall. Do I have to complete this process?

A: If you have signed the union’s available-for-work book you may be excused from My Reemployment Plan requirements. Go to the online Job Search Plan form. Please submit and complete the Job Search Plan form with your required information and provide the placement union/union hiring hall # (ex. IBEW 71)

Q: Where do I find the ONET Interest Profiler?

A: ONET Interest Profiler at My Next Move or https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

KANSASWORKS.COM Help

How to Create a KANSASWORKS.com Account

Watch this video and learn how to create a KANSASWORKS.com account.

Creating a Resume in KANSASWORKS.com

Having an active and up-to-date resume in KANSASWORKS is a requirement for MRP enrollees. Watch this video and learn to create or upload your resume in KANSASWORKS.COM.

Searching for Jobs

Let us show you how to get the most out of your KANSASWORKS.com job search!

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